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A Theravadin Book of Hours

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:00 am

Ok in lite of the many christian related posts and due to my interest in caligraphy/chanting... I had been wondering but reluctant to post something what texts would you want to see in a tharavadin version of the Book of Hours

a standard arrangement goes something like this from wiki
A Calendar of Church feasts
An excerpt from each of the four gospels
The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The fifteen Psalms of Degrees
The seven Penitential Psalms
A Litany of Saints
An Office for the Dead
The Hours of the Cross
Various other prayers

but what would you put in?
Personally I would put in place of the ones of the list above
A Calendar of Uposatha days general not dated as that would need changed yearly
An excerpt from 4 suttas maybe Dhammacakkha, Anatalakkhana, Adittapariyaya, & a matika of the satipatthana sutta
A discourse to Gotami
Dhammapada
DN 31
Funeral chanting
Mangala sutta
Karaniya Metta sutta
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: A Theravadin Book of Hours

Postby Goofaholix » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:03 am

...and a partridge in a pear tree.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: A Theravadin Book of Hours

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:18 am

Goofaholix wrote:...and a partridge in a pear tree.


:)
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: A Theravadin Book of Hours

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 am

How about this:

The Book of Protection
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ction.html

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: A Theravadin Book of Hours

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:08 am

bodom wrote:How about this:

The Book of Protection
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ction.html

:anjali:


That would be a more of a Hymnal than a Book of hours.
I did think of that and certainly the Paritta should have a place.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


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